#EFIC2022 Social and Networking Activities


#EFIC2022 will provide you with the first real opportunity for European pain scientists and clinicians to meet since 2019. To make the most of this opportunity, EFIC are providing a range of networking and social activities for you to get involved in:

Info Sessions in the EFIC Village

EFIC will organise various info sessions for clinicians to learn more about EFIC’s projects, seek advice from our leadership on whether to apply, and meet other potential applicants. We will organise these meet-ups for EFIC’s exams for pain medicine and pain physiotherapy, our pain schools, the EFIC Academy and more. The meet-ups will take place at dedicated times at the EFIC village and will be led by EFIC educators and staff. You will be able to find out if a project is right for you, and what you would gain through being involved.

Where – EFIC village in the exhibition area
Who – Open to all attendees onsite

Please find the programme here:

EDPP Info Session
Wednesday, 27 April at 12.00

EFIC Pain Schools Info Session
Thursday, 28 April at 11.30

EDPM Info Session
Friday, 29 April at 11.30

EFIC Academy Info Session
Friday, 29 April at 18.00



EFIC will have a dedicated ‘tv studio’ and presentation area, offering a set of novel presentations such as informal Q&As with plenary speakers. The audience both onsite and online will be able to participate and ask questions of our presenters. EFIC TV can be found in the Exhibition Area right next to the EFIC Village.


10:00-10:30 – Eija Kalso – Introducing the #EFIC2022 Congress Programme

12:00-12:30 – Luis Garcia Larrea – Meet the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Pain

12:30-13:00 – Brona Fullen – Meet the EFIC President


9:30-10:00 – Michiel Reneman – Defining Multimodal Pain Treatment

11:40-12:30 – Apkar Vania Apkarian and Tor Wager – From Peripheral Nociceptors to Brain Plasticity – Meet the Plenary Speakers

14:00-14:30 – Zameel Cader – Novel Tools for Pain Relief in the 2020s – Meet the Plenary Speakers 


9:30-10:00 – Ziad Obermeyer, Andrew Steptoe and Sunita Vohra – New Research Methodologies in Pain Management – Meet the Plenary Speakers 

11:30-12:00 – Laura Mackey – Plain Talking – EFIC’s New Health Literacy Campaign

12:00-12:30 – Winfried Häuser – Opioids and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain – The View of EFIC

14:00-14:30 – Andrea Evers and Rikard Wicksell – Digitalised Services in the Management of Pain and Comorbidities – Meet the Plenary Speakers

18:00-18:30 – Chris Eccleston – VR interventions for chronic pain – DEMO 


10:20-11:05 – Katja Boersma and Ulrich Hegerl – Depression and Pain – Meet the Plenary Speakers 

Scientific Networking Roundtables

You may have noticed that EFIC recently launched its Pain Scientist Network. The Pain Scientist Network connects pain researchers by their scientific expertise and interests. We will be using this information to organise thematic networking roundtables at the congress. If you are present on site, you will have the opportunity to meet researchers from various career stages at these roundtables, discuss your work, seek advice and identify potential career opportunities and collaborations. If you have not done so yet, please complete the Pain Scientist Network form today to help us identify the most relevant themes for our roundtables.

When – Friday evening
Where – EFIC village and exhibition area
Who – Open to all attendees onsite

Mentoring Catch-ups

If you have joined the EFIC Academy already, you will be aware that EFIC have launched a mentoring system, connecting learners and senior educators on the basis of profession, scientific interests or general career advice. We have already received a large number of applications from both learners and educators and we will be connecting people face-to-face at #EFIC 2022. If you want to get involved, please join the Academy today and apply for these mentoring opportunities.

When – Friday evening
Where – EFIC village and exhibition area
Who – Open to Academy members who have participated in the mentoring system

Posters Networking

Poster presentations offer an ideal way of meeting your peers and sharing your ideas. Along with the normal poster presentations, we will also have the opportunity to organise and attend presentations online via our poster presentation platform as well as an informal poster presentation on Friday evening.

When – Throughout the programme
Where – Poster area and online poster presentation system
Who – Open to all attendees onsite and online

Welcome Reception

On Wednesday evening, all attendees are invited to the welcome reception in the exhibition area following the opening ceremony. All attendees mix and meet with food and drinks available.

When – Wednesday evening
Where – EFIC village and exhibition area
Who – Open to all attendees onsite

The EFIC social programme will provide you with all the opportunities you have been missing over the last two years, but we shouldn’t forget to encourage you to explore the exciting city of Dublin and take in the local culture.